School life and learning

  • Join us at our next open morning

    For a virtual tour of our school please contact Leigh Hardie on 020 8647 4607
  • Our curriculum

    The foundation for life and learning at Collingwood

    ‘From little acorns, mighty oaks grow’ is a well-known saying, but it provides the ideal analogy for the learning journey that our pupils embark upon at Collingwood. With individualised  support and guidance, the shoots of knowledge and confidence grow and our pupils make impressive progress across the range of learning opportunities.

    • From little acorns...
      Everything you imagine you can do...And whatever you dream will come true
    • Branching out...
      A leader is one, who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way
    • Strong roots
      Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow.
  • Nurturing bright futures

    Learning in the 21st century

  • Inspiring our learners

    As set out in our ‘mission promise‘ to all our pupils, we set out to provide a unique education  for all our learners.  Small classes and attention to the individual ensure that every child has the opportunity to thrive in a challenging but supportive learning environment.  They are encouraged to set the aspirations high – who knows what can be achieved?                                                 
  • Learning through tech

    We may be a small school, but we are at the cutting edge of educational technology and our children constantly inspire us with their skills and adaptability.  Whether coding and debugging Lego robots, creating their own websites or designing an E-safety awareness game for younger users, our pupils are more than prepared for the challenges of an ever-changing digital world. 
  • A place to nurture

    How we support our pupils

  • Collingwood School is committed to providing the necessary support to ensure that all our pupils are able to access the curriculum and work at the top of their ability level.

  • A place to challenge

    Gifted and talented pupils

    We are committed to identifying and providing for gifted, talented and more able pupils. We facilitate stimulating learning opportunities, which extend their thinking skills and encourage them to become focused, reflective learners.

  • A place to inspire

    Our pupils' personal development

  • PSHE and citizenship

    Our PSHE and Citizenship programme aims to challenge our pupils to consider the wider world and the environment, as well as their own safety, health and happiness.

  • Preparation for senior schools

    It may sound rather daunting, but the decision about the next steps in your son or daughter’s education, may appear on the horizon sooner than you had ever imagined! Fortunately, we are here to guide and support the pupils and parents through this important transition.

  • The Collingwood Way award

    Our unique award programme for personal development.

  • Mindfulness and me time

    We take a proactive approach to promoting a range of strategies, which helps to develop positive mindset and good mental health within our school community.

  • Sport, drama, music and art at Collingwood

    Opportunities for talents to grow

  • We are able to offer a range of sporting activities to our children, both as part of the curriculum as well as before and after school clubs. Some of the current clubs we offer include fencing, gymnastics and judo. After school sports clubs are offered from Year 1 upwards. Every Wednesday afternoon sports sessions for Years 3 to 6 take place at Walcountians Sports Club, where we take advantage of the great facilities and playing surfaces. All children from Years 1 to 6 go to the local pool for swimming lessons each week as part of their sporting curriculum.

    Physical Education and sport is an important part of the week and we go over and above what a normal primary school would offer. A healthy, active body leads to healthy, active learners!

    Opportunities for Drama run right from Reception to Year 6 and all our children have many to stand up and perform to an audience.

    Performance is popular with many of our children receiving accolades each year in the Coulsden and Purley Festival of Arts.

    Specialist teaching in Music from Nursery to Year 6 ensures that our pupils are able to develop their musicality from a young age. All our pupils from Reception upwards sing together in a choir and perform regularly to an audience.

    Our children are encouraged to learn a musical instrument. The classes learn together how to play the recorder, the ukulele and, from Year 3, the cello or violin. Many children have individual lessons on a range of other instruments with our visiting music teachers and perform in our termly concerts

    Our resident specialist art teacher brings out the artist in pupils from Years 1 to 6. The creativity on show never fails to impress and we celebrate this in our annual exhibition.

    Pupils from Years 3 to 6 become experts in ‘Collingwood Carpentry’ with Mr Cooper. Learning to use complex tools in a safe environment encourages the children to flourish in their creativity and their design technology skills.

  • Wraparound care and clubs

    Our wraparound care offering includes breakfast and after school care clubs – as well as a number of extra-curricular clubs.

  • I like that you do not have to book. [The club is] well run, the children are happy and I walk in to laughter.

    — Collingwood Parent
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